Rob Bell, author of the popular book Velvet Elvis, has been really making his mark in the mainstream youth/college ministry world over the last fews years with his phenomenal NOOMA ministry. These short(usually 10-12 minutes) video messages are described by nooma.com as follows:
The new format
We can get anything we want, from anywhere in the world,
whenever we want it. That's how it is and that's how we want
it to be. Still, our lives aren't any different than other
generations before us. Our time is.
We want spiritual direction, but it has to be real for us
and available when we need it. We want a new format for
getting Christian perspectives.
NOOMA is the new format.
It's short films with communicators that really speak to us.
Compact, portable, and concise. Each NOOMA touches on
issues that we care about, that we want to talk about,
and it comes in a way that fits our world.
It's a format that's there for us when we need it,
as we need it, how we need it.
I've made a passing reference to one of Bell's videos before on here, but I wanted to take a chance and really spotlight this ministry, because it's something I support. If you want to learn more about this ministry, Rob Bell, or the individual NOOMA videos, check out NOOMA.
For a look at the newest video, Rich, released this month, you can check this link.